ICD-10 Diagnosis Code I86.8

Varicose veins of other specified sites

Diagnosis Code I86.8

ICD-10: I86.8
Short Description: Varicose veins of other specified sites
Long Description: Varicose veins of other specified sites
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code I86.8

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the circulatory system (I00–I99)
    • Diseases of veins, lymphatic vessels and lymph nodes, not elsewhere classified (I80-I89)
      • Varicose veins of other sites (I86)

Information for Medical Professionals


Code Edits
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Adult. Age range is 15–124 years inclusive (e.g., senile delirium, mature cataract).


Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code I86.8 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISORDERS WITH MCC 299
  • PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISORDERS WITH CC 300
  • PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISORDERS WITHOUT CC/MCC 301

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Synonyms
  • Abdominal varicosities
  • Aneurysm of systemic vein
  • Aneurysm of vein
  • Compression of vein
  • Distention of jugular vein
  • Duodenal varices
  • Internal jugular phlebectasia
  • Megaduodenum
  • Mesenteric varices
  • Nasal septum abnormality
  • On examination - caput medusae
  • Oral varices
  • Orbital varix
  • Ovarian vein syndrome
  • Palmar varices
  • Saccular dilatation of left superior vena cava
  • Saccular dilatation of right superior vena cava
  • Trunk varices
  • Varicose veins of nasal septum with ulcer
  • Varix of vocal cord

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are swollen, twisted veins that you can see just under the skin. They usually occur in the legs, but also can form in other parts of the body. Hemorrhoids are a type of varicose vein.

Your veins have one-way valves that help keep blood flowing toward your heart. If the valves are weak or damaged, blood can back up and pool in your veins. This causes the veins to swell, which can lead to varicose veins.

Varicose veins are very common. You are more at risk if you are older, a female, obese, don't exercise or have a family history. They can also be more common in pregnancy.

Doctors often diagnose varicose veins from a physical exam. Sometimes you may need additional tests.

Exercising, losing weight, elevating your legs when resting, and not crossing them when sitting can help keep varicose veins from getting worse. Wearing loose clothing and avoiding long periods of standing can also help. If varicose veins are painful or you don't like the way they look, your doctor may recommend procedures to remove them.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Telangiectasia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Varicocele (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Varicose and other vein problems - self-care (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Varicose vein - noninvasive treatment (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Varicose vein stripping (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Varicose veins and venous insufficiency (Medical Encyclopedia)


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